Real-Time Multiple Event Detection and Classification Using Moving Window PCA

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This paper proposes a method for the detection and classification of multiple events in an electrical power system in real-time, namely; islanding, high frequency events (loss of load) and low frequency events (loss of generation). This method is based on principal component analysis of frequency measurements and employs a moving window approach to combat the time-varying nature of power systems, thereby increasing overall situational awareness of the power system. Numerical case studies using both real data, collected from the UK power system, and simulated case studies, constructed using DigSilent PowerFactory, for islanding events, as well as both loss of load and generation dip events, are used to demonstrate the reliability of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2537-2548
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Issue number5
Early online date27 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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